Wednesday, August 28, 2013

attn: all first-time expectant mothers.

don't listen to all that
"it felt like a butterfly in my stomach"
hogwash people keep telling you.
!!!it's a lie!!!
babies in bellies don't feel like butterflies.
they feel like gas.

so if you're paranoid or worried
or cry every time someone asks you if you've felt your baby yet,
take a moment and ask yourself if you've been
feeling extra gassy lately.
chances are, that's your lil' babe kicking away. 

if you don't think you've felt your bebe move yet,
you need to remember
  you are not alone.

i didn't realize what was happening until i was 23 weeks along.
i thought i was crazy.
i cried every day.
people would.not.stop.asking.me
and i felt like a bad mom because of it.

so forget all the haters 
and ignore everyone who keeps asking you if
"you've felt the baby mooooove."
you'll probably still cry when they ask
and might think you're a bad mom,
but just wait.
once you realize what you've been feeling
has been tiny baby kicks and not ibs,
nothing else matters.

fake gas flutters are the sweetest feeling in the world. 




7 comments:

Christina @ The Murrayed Life said...

It is such a cool feeling. For SO long I swore I could feel the baby's heartbeat, like my baby had a ginormously strong heart, and finally I realized it was hiccups. Those are pretty neat too!

Shaylynn... a girl, a story, a blog said...

I can't relate to this, but I do get gas so maybe I'm pregnant.

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

sometimes when I have the gas I think, what if I'm pregnant?? nope, just gas.

Sara said...

Luckily my sister-in-law told me this very thing, so I was looking for it, and have just barely started to feel it! It is the very best! Also, BUTTERFLY MY EYE.

beth said...

Does it feel like you ate a meatball sub, then that meatball sub is kicking you? I hear it feels like that too

Ashley said...

it is all about the last line. So f'in beautiful.

katrina said...

haha this is so great. I haven't been extra gassy yet but I can't wait. weirdest, best feeling.

hiccups are amazing too. hazel got hiccups every night around nine. she was born at eight and sure enough an hour later she got hiccups. i sobbed. magic.